Year of the Woman Playlist

We’re halfway through October (I know, I can’t believe it) and seasonal depression is about to be in full swing for some of us. Some days,  I’m all about embracing those sad moody vibes (and there are many sad playlists to come) but other times, I’d much prefer putting on some boss babe tunes and reminding myself that I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR. So that’s what this playlist is for. It’s full of motiving music from many genres, to remind you of the powerhouse that you are. As always, this playlist is ever evolving, so please comment below with your track recommendations!

The Queen

In music, one day you’re in and the next day, you’re out.

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The artist names that appear in the Top 40 charts seem to change drastically nearly every day.  But there are a few that seem to be here to stay. Nicki Minaj is not only one of those artists, but quite possibly, the best.

As far as female rappers go, Nicki Minaj has absolutely established herself as the queen. Breaking into the Top 10 Billboard chart in 2011, she hasn’t stopped since. She’s the first and only female rapper to win Best Female Hip Hope Artist award 7 years in a row. She’s also won over half of every award she’s ever been nominated for. Artists like Iggy Azalea, Remy Ma, and Cardi B seem to have taken over charts at times, but have yet to stay long. That being said, Nicki may have released her best work yet.

Queen” hit shelves on August 10th of this year. With 19 total tracks, the album takes you through some of Minaj’s finest moments and clever lyrics. I’m telling you, do not sleep on this album! After the first listen through, tracks like Barbie Dreams, Good Form, and LLC really stood out.

Barbie Dreams brings you in with an old school feel while Minaj playfully pokes fun at other artist in the rap world.

In Good Form, Minaj reminds us that 2012 Pink Friday fun Nicki, is alive and well, but more sophisticated than ever.

LLC pays tribute to her past successes and her work ethic, but again, with an air of playfulness.

Queen is the first album Minaj has put out that I personally have loved every minute of. Each track is full of incredible attention to detail and showcases every one of her unique skills. I believe that Nicki has struck the perfect balance of playfulness while reminding us of why she is where she is, today. So please, do not miss out on this album.

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I’d love to know which track has been your favorite!

We’re also not going to discuss the current Minaj & Cardi beef (in this post, at least).

 

Sad Pop Music

I love a good sad song. Actually, it’s my preferred kind of music. There’s just something about forcefully making yourself cry, ya know?  I wanted to share my Sad Pop playlist with you in hopes that we can cry over fictional characters and middle school relationships together. The playlist is long and always growing, but I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites

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1. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

I will never get over this song. Miley’s “Bangerz” album is my favorite of hers and this song just takes me right back to my freshman year of college.

2. Someone Like You – Adele

I don’t care if you broke up five years ago or five minutes ago, you need this.

3. Lay Me Down – Sam Smith

I JUST CAN’T WITH THIS SONG. All the emotion. The sadness. The dramatic runs. YAS MAKE ME CRY SAMMY BOY.

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Check out the rest of the playlist below and send me your favorites to add!